The High Mountains of Portugal

The High Mountains of Portugal

by Yann Martel

Hardback Publication Date: 02/02/2016

 
With this highly anticipated new novel, the author of the bestselling Life of Pi returns to the storytelling power and luminous wisdom of his master novel.
"The High Mountains of Portugal" is a suspenseful, mesmerizing story of a great quest for meaning, told in three intersecting narratives touching the lives of three different people and their families, and taking us on an extraordinary journey through the last century. We begin in the early 1900s, when Tomas discovers an ancient journal and sets out from Lisbon in one of the very first motor cars in Portugal in search of the strange treasure the journal describes. Thirty-five years later, a pathologist devoted to the novels of Agatha Christie, whose wife has possibly been murdered, finds himself drawn into the consequences of Tomas's quest. Fifty years later, Senator Peter Tovy of Ottawa, grieving the death of his own beloved wife, rescues a chimpanzee from an Oklahoma research facility and takes it to live with him in his ancestral village in northern Portugal, where the strands of all three stories miraculously mesh together.
Beautiful, witty and engaging, Yann Martel's new novel offers us the same tender exploration of the impact and significance of great love and great loss, belief and unbelief, that has marked all his brilliant, unexpected novels.

"From the Hardcover edition.""

ISBN:
9781782114697
9781782114697
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-02-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Canongate Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
240x162x32mm
Weight:
0.6kg
Yann Martel

Yann Martel was born in Spain in 1963. After studying philosophy at university, he worked at odd jobs and travelled before turning to writing.

He is the author of the internationally acclaimed 2002 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was translated into thirty-eight languages.

Yann Martel lives in Saskatchewan, Canada

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